The draft Roadway report for the “Intraregional Multimodal East-West Mobility Study” has been published. The study aims to identify solutions to moving people and goods along east-west corridors in the region to compliment improvements to I-95, the VRE & Amtrak rail corridor, the replacement to the Harry Nice Bridge, as well as some upgrades to US Route 1 that move people from north to south. Read the Roadway report here and participate in the survey here. Please send any additional comments about the report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public are invited to comment on the following possible infrastructure improvements:
1. Improvements to thirteen roadway corridors,
2. The development of a possible new river crossing bridge,
3. The development of a possible new I-95 interchange, and,
4. Two pedestrian and bicycle connections.
Submit a comment below to provide your feedback, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I agree that improvements need to be made to some roads in the area, but building another bridge across the river is not the solution. Environmental disturbance, noise pollution and inviting more traffic to the area are undeniable impacts of this proposed project.
Thank you so much for your comment, Konrad. A river crossing is a hypothetical proposal, and not in any planning stage. We are using this report and our survey in order to understand what the people in the region want. Therefore, feedback like yours is extremely helpful. If you have any additional feedback, please email email@example.com so we can better inform our local elected officials. Thanks again!
Building a bridge from one congested corridor (Route 17) to another (Central Park/I 95/ Route 3) using the Celebrate Parkway as a conduit will be useless. Connecting two congested areas seems an irresponsible waste of money and will solve nothing. VA cannot pave its way out of this dilemma. Have we learned nothing over the years? More roads, bridges, and express lanes serve as magnets, attracting more traffic to the area.
The new river crossing report (as of 05/03/2023) concludes by recommending Option 2. The report, biased, however, by “illustratively” including Option 2 on pages 41-44. Either illustrate all options or remove Option 2.
Having a bridge accessible from Celebrate Parkway appears to be an option that I’d support. It would give us more direct access to services without crowing onto 17, 95 and RT.3. It also gives us easier to healthcare facilities. It would be ideal if some restrictions could be placed on lg. tractor trailers.